Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Its been long since I have posted something. A few things are keeping me busy these days...but its just limited to finding out the time to write & post something. It has not stopped me from trying different things in the kitchen :). Many things getting up the hold of my brain & many pictures lying in my mobile, today I finally thought of letting the things out!!
A month before, we had been to our village & its pretty normal always that I take a single bag while going & come back in multiples ;) There were plenty of fresh vegetables directly from the farm to our house & my bag was loaded with them. My mouth was saying 'No' but my heart was saying 'Yes' to all those freshly picked vegetables. I ended up quarreling with 'Y' for carrying all that with us...but finally 'woman rules'! I was so happy when my refrigerator was full of vegetables.
This is a lovely recipe for the raw tomatoes, which I think, are not much used on a routine basis. I have just tried some rice preparation & this particular sabji with them. In case anybody knows some other way to use raw tomatoes, please let me know for sure. Till then, just check this simple, sweet & tangy recipe.
Raw Tomato Sabji
Serves: 2-3 Preparation Time: 5 mins Cooking Time: 10-15 mins
3-4 raw tomatoes, washed & finely chopped
3 tbspn roasted sesame seeds
3-4 tbspn grated jaggery (adjust as per taste) (I like it sweet!)
2 tsp red chilly pwd
a pinch of haldi
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
3 tbspn oil
salt as per taste
chopped coriander leaves for garnish
Step 1: Heat oil in a kadhai. Add mustard seeds. As they crackle, add cumin seeds.
Step 2: Reduce the heat. Add haldi, red chilly pwd, immediately followed with the tomatoes.
Step 3: Mix well. Add salt & cook for 5 mins. (No need to cover)
Step 4: Add jaggery, sesame seeds. Mix well & cook for another 10 mins or till the water evaporates. Saute well on high flame for last 2 mins.
Step 5: Turn off heat & garnish with coriander.
Note: This sabji does not look green in spite of using green raw tomatoes. The red chilly, jaggery & last 2 mins sauteing process is something that will make the difference.